Sounds like it was edifying for the congregation and spiritually satisfying for
you. Well done!

Jon Spencer wrote:

> Stranger things have happened! ("Sounds like you are becoming a good
> Christian")
> I wasn't able to find the time to write down some notes until about 11PM Sat
> eve.  I thought I knew what I was going to say, but somehow that was not was
> I was supposed to say, I guess.  My talk came out quite differently that I
> had anticipated, and I actually wrote out the entire talk (and gave it
> pretty much like I wrote it - about 90% at least).  I completed my
> preparation at 5 AM, and got to church by 8:30 AM.  It turned out that the
> Stake Pres and his first counselor attended our sacrament meeting, along
> with a packed house (270+).  Talk about a little pressure!
> But the Spirit calmed me, and the talk came out fairly well, judging from
> its reception.  Also, the wife of the first counselor at our temple, who is
> in our ward, asked for my written copy of it so that she could use it for a
> talk she had to give later that day (yesterday), deciding that she didn't
> like what she had prepared.
> Clearly, since the words were not what I had prepared mentally, they were
> not my words at all.  As I started to write down notes Sat night, I did ask
> for the Spirit to guide me as to what I should say.
> I guess He decided that this time He would.
> Jon
> Paul Osborne wrote:
> > >I get to give a talk tomorrow on the theme "Follow the Prophet," so I am
> > >feeling rather humble today.  I even skipped responding to Marc on a
> > topic,
> > >and actually had kind thoughts toward him.
> >
> >
> > Sounds like you are becoming a good Christian. ;-)
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Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and
falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
--Michelangelo Buonarroti

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